Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XXVI: Hasta La Bye Bye Shawn

Wrestlemania XXVI Date: March 28, 2010 Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Attendance: 72,219 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker Here’s a pretty different show from last year. This is a double main event with a Taker vs. Shawn II and Cena vs. Batista II, the latter one being for the Raw Title. […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIII: This Might Be My Favorite Match Ever

Wrestlemania XIII Date: March 23, 1997 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 18,197 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler There’s a very strong case that this is the night where the Attitude Era began. I’m not sure if that’s the case but it beats almost anything else for second place. The alleged main event […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XII:

Wrestlemania XII Date: March 31, 1996 Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California Attendance: 18,853 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon This is all about Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart. The main event is an hour long Iron Man Match with Bret defending against the absolutely on fire Shawn Michaels. Since returning last May, Shawn has hit a […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XI: Hang on a Second

Wrestlemania XI Date: April 2, 1995 Location: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut Attendance: 16,305 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon This is one of the dark Wrestlemanias in that it was a very bad time for the company. That being said, the show was very well received and wound up being kind of a saving grace […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania X: We’re Sorry Bret

Wrestlemania X Date: March 20, 1994 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,065 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Anyone that has read my stuff over the years knows that I believe Wrestlemania X7 to be the undisputed best show ever. This is one of the small handful of shows that I […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania IX: It Really Is That Bad

Wrestlemania IX Date: April 4, 1993 Location: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Attendance: 16,981 Commentators: Jim Ross, Randy Savage, Bobby Heenan We’re into the Monday Night Raw era as things are definitely shifting to a new generation. The main event tonight is Bret Hart defending the title against the new monster known as Yokozuna. Other […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania VIII: Who Needs Hogan?

Wrestlemania VIII Date: April 5, 1992 Location: Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana Attendance: 62,167 Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan We’re into another huge stadium here and the interesting thing is that Hogan, while in the final match, isn’t in the title scene at all. We’ve got a double main event here of Hogan vs. Sid in […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1997 (2017 Redo): Rose Colored Glasses

Royal Rumble 1997 Date: January 19, 1997 Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 60,235 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler I’m scared to think how many of those tickets were freebies. This is the annual requested redo and I’m not sure what to expect going into it. Well I am as I’ve seen the […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1996: It’s Shawn Again

Royal Rumble 1996 Date: January 21, 1996 Location: Selland Arena, Fresno, California Attendance: 9,600 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Mr. Perfect We’re in the Monday Night Wars era now and it’s all about Shawn at the moment. He’s back from injury and in the Rumble tonight, looking to become the second person ever to win back to […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1995: Short and Bitter

Royal Rumble 1995 Date: January 22, 1995 Location: USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida Attendance: 10,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Oh dang it 1995 WWF still exists. This is that year that no one likes to talk about and you have to fly through it as fast as you can or you might risk seeing […]